Jeep Grand Cherokee Expected To Debut January 7?

Daniel Fowler
January 9, 2021

Shipments will begin in the first half of 2021.

"This bridges the gap between the Grand Cherokee and the full-size sport utilities offered by Ford and General Motors and the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer", Fiorani said. Cargo space behind the rear seats measures in at 17.2 cubic feet of space.

In keeping with the brand's heritage, Jeep claims the new Grand Cherokee L will deliver "improved unrivalled capability" off-road across the range with three different 4x4 systems and combinations available depending on the variant.

On the sides, the new Grand Cherokee features a prominent beltline running from the headlamps to the slim tail-lamps along with large squared out wheel arches.

In the U.S. market where this auto has made its debut, the engine options are a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 290PS and 348 Nm and a 5.7-litre V8 with 357PS and 529 Nm. The interior has also been given a major design overhaul with more luxurious touches. New features like wireless charging have also been included.

And it's launched as a three-row, seven-seat model called the Grand Cherokee L, ahead of the standard two-row version and a new, electrified model named "4xe" later this year. The Grand Cherokee L will offer some second-row amenities not often seen in this class, with heated and ventilated seats, and four-zone automatic temperature control with personalized fan-level settings. There is a new steering wheel as well and a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with 24 content screens. The former is offered with a six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT unit while the latter is mated exclusively to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain lineup is expected to mirror the current offerings though, and the addition of a hybrid model is expected down the line. Jeep says this was intentional, but to me the Grand Cherokee L looks somehow more handsome than its smaller counterpart. The Jeep Compass appears to be the foundation for this fresh-faced baby SUV, which clearly incorporates the grille and headlight design from the Grand Wagoneer.

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Under the skin is independent suspension on all four corners while an adaptive air-sprung set-up will also be available in North America - unconfirmed for Australia - which can lower the ride height at speed by 21mm to aid on-road dynamics.

We will know more come Thursday, when Jeep announces their big news.

25-inch frameless digital gauge cluster with almost two dozen different menus from which the user can select.

Standard suspension for the Grand Cherokee L is multi-link for both front and rear, employing coil springs and twin-tube dampers with aluminium arms and knuckles front and rear.

The three-row Grand Cherokee L should arrive at dealers later this spring. The new two-row Grand Cherokee will be introduced before the end of the year.

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